10:14am PT by Kate Stanhope
'The View' Elevates Brian Teta to Executive Producer
The View has promoted Brian Teta to executive producer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Teta will share duties with fellow exec producer Candi Carter, with both reporting to ABC News' Hilary Estey McLoughlin.
The announcement was made by ABC News president James Goldston on Friday. Teta is heading into his third season on the ABC daytime talk show, which he joined in season 19 as a co-exec producer. Prior to that, he worked as a supervising producer on The Late Show With David Letterman for 11 years. (In a nod to Letterman, his ABC colleagues celebrated his promotion Friday with a top 10 list.)
His other credits include such daytime fare as Ricki Lake and The Montel Williams Show.
The promotion on The View comes as the daytime talker has found stability following a slew of host changes, including the arrivals and exits of Candace Cameron-Bure, Raven Symone, Michelle Collins, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, among others. Whoop Goldberg, who currently stands as the longest-running moderator, recently inked a new deal to return for what will be her 10th season on The View.
Read Goldston's full memo below:
I have some good news to share as we get ready to kick off an exciting Season 21.
Brian Teta has been promoted to executive producer of The View, where he’ll continue to work side-by-side with Candi and both will report to Hilary.
It’s been a true pleasure to see this trio work together over the last two seasons. With several decades of producing experience combined, it’s been one of the great partnerships in daytime TV. Together, along with our terrific co-hosts and all of you, they’ve made The View appointment viewing once again for the most entertaining, provocative conversations on television.
Brian has created some of The View’s most talked about breakout moments, from an epic Flashback Friday with the original co-hosts to the memorable "The Trumps: A Love Story," and he was the creative force behind 5 outstanding shows from Animal Kingdom this spring.
His producing skills were well-honed in 11 years at The Late Show With David Letterman, evident to anyone who has seen him work the studio floor during a live show, often huddling with the co-hosts during the breaks. So I was delighted when he jumped at the chance to be one of our executive producers for ABC's first live Oscars post-show this year.
Brian will continue to lead our segment producing team and to manage the studio floor, working in tandem with Candi as she guides the show from the control room and sets the tone for the broadcast. They’ve been hard at work developing big plans for Season 21 so that we continue to give our viewers something to talk about each day.
I’m extremely proud of the show’s growth last season as we celebrated an incredible 20 years of The View. After 4,532 hours of The View, the show is stronger than ever, and I’m confident there are even bigger things ahead.
Please join me in congratulating Brian and here’s to a great kickoff to Season 21.